REGION: Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Susana Balbo's career in wine began in 1981 when she graduated with a degree in oenology from Don Bosco University, effectively becoming the first female winemaker in Argentina. She made her first wine - a Torrontés from Salta - in 1983 and since then hasn't stopped! Torrontes is THE Argentinian white variety, and as such, it comes in a great variety of qualities. Often, it is so totally in your face that it really detracts. This keeps everything perfectly in check - floral, delicate and wonderfully fresh.